Available for $289 pre-season, the Monarch Mountain Pass gives you unlimited access to Monarch, plus three free days each at Loveland, Sunlight Mountain, Durango and Powderhorn, one free day at Silverton and three free days each at Angel Fire, Pajarito and Sipapu in New Mexico. This nifty deal also nets you half-price lift tickets at Alta in Utah and free lift tickets at Grand Targhee in Wyoming if you pay for lodging. The cash value of the first seven freebies? Over $1,000 in 2009-10 lift-ticket prices. Oh, and you avoid I-70 for most of the season. Can you put a price on that?